Media Meet

Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by Bill Hart, this weekly public affairs program delves into the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes Region. During the half-hour program, local media representatives, community leaders and special guests of regional, national and international prominence engage in intelligent discussion and candid debate regarding topics of local interest.

Media Meet Schedule       

September 2 & 3 - Youth Substance Abuse Prevention - Representatives of several organizations and agencies discuss efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in Middle School, High School and College age youth.

September 9 & 10 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention - A program on Michigan’s leading cause of death among teens and young adults on the occasion of a Marquette County produced documentary film aimed at awareness, hope and prevention.

September 16 & 17 - ‘Peter White Public Library’ Tax Proposal - Discussion of a local November ballot proposal to recoup $224,000 in tax repeal funding losses that would restore important services.  The measure would appear on the ballot in five of the library’s service areas. 

September 23 & 24 - Neighborhood Business - A review of legislative proposals by Michigan House Democrats to support small businesses and entrepreneurship.  The package—  dubbed 'Neighborhood Business, Neighborhood Growth'—  includes a small business preference in state procurement, a retirement insurance option, and a new state services office aimed solely at small business owners. (repeat)

September 30 & October 1 - Global Issues on Aging - A look at the recent United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Aging, focusing on a proposed charter for the ‘Rights of the Elderly.’  Topics include elder independence and autonomy, long-term and palliative care, and other issues.  

Airs Sundays at 7:30 am et Repeats Mondays at 3:30 pm et

Program topics are subject to change in order to cover timely news and events. Media Meet podcasts available at WNMUFM.ORG                  

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Fixing the Debt

Mar 20, 2013

A discussion of the history, economics and politics of the national debt, including positions on big government, entitlement issues, unfunded mandates and taxation. Guest: Michigan State Senator Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw Township) from Fix the Debt-Michigan State Chapter Steering Committee. 

A discussion of developments that have shaped Emergency Medical Services in the U.P. over the past 30-years, including initiatives in air ambulance services. 

Update- State Senator Tom Casperson reviews current issues, including the state economy, the proposed state budget, the ‘right to work’ lawsuit, gun control, state land purchase flexibility, and mining. 3/10-11 “Upper Peninsula EMS Past & Future” A discussion of developments that have shaped Emergency Medical Services in the U.P. over the past 30 years, including initiatives in air ambulance services. (Repeat from February) 

Paul Sturgul

Jan 27, 2013

An update on benefits under the ‘Affordable Care Act’ and efforts to ensure participation and cost effectiveness.  Issues include the so-called Doc fix and the future of home care.

A discussion of key outcomes on issues before the last congress and what’s ahead for the new one.

108th District Michigan House Debate

Oct 14, 2012

Michigan House candidates from District 108 reply to questions on fiscal management, education, the state’s approach to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and bipartisanship

Canadian American Relations

Oct 7, 2012

A candid discussion with Canadian Consul General Roy Norton on Canadian relations with the U.S. including the proposed international bridge, the great lakes and trade issues.

109th District Michigan House Debate

Sep 30, 2012

Michigan House candidates reply to questions on fiscal management, education, the state’s approach to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and bipartisanship. Guests: Jack Hubbard and John Kivela.

Inside Michigan Politics

Sep 23, 2012

Veteran state capitol insider and political analyst Bill Ballenger discusses today’s issues and the upcoming elections.

Affordable Care Act Update

Sep 16, 2012

Explores the latest developments in the healthcare law, including implications of the Supreme Court ruling, impact on and response from states, changes to Medicare and other issues. Features Elder Law Attorney and Medicare expert Paul Sturgul. (Repeat from July)

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